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Panel approves homes plan

March 06, 2000

The site plan for the first phase of a 520-unit housing development on Robinwood Drive was approved by the Washington County Planning Commission during a meeting Monday.

Construction is slated to begin later this year.

The first phase of Rosewood Village, which is adjacent to Hagerstown Community College, includes 77 townhouses and 42 elderly living units, according to Timothy Lung, senior planner for the county.

Approval of the first phase was contingent on the developer drawing up plans for a temporary school shelter near the entrance of John F. Kennedy Drive.

The developer, Mansoor Shaool, said the construction of the first phase should take about two years.

Subsequent work on the three-phase project will include the first leg of a new road, Varsity Lane, which eventually will connect Robinwood Drive with Eastern Boulevard.

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It is expected to take 10 years to finish the project.

The second phase includes 169 townhouse and 116 apartment units. The third phase includes 116 townhouses.

The development will have a grocery store, convenience store, gas station and other businesses.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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